We delivered Scotland Young Carers and Health Challenge Camp for children aged 8-17 is a therapeutic recreation camp provides campers long term benefit and respite from their caring roles. Outcomes include increased self confidence & self belief, new coping strategies a network of peer support
Our project focused on providing short break activities for young carers to offer a break from their caring at home. This involved engaging activities including day trips, weekly group and 1-2-1 support. These activities were hosted at various locations, such as local attractions, parks, beaches and community centres, scheduled throughout the year to cater to different cater to different young carers needs and schedules.
Y Sort It Young Carers provide practical and emotional support to ensure that Young Carers enjoy opportunities just like their friends by providing weekly peer group support, 121s both in school and out in the community, activities, training and development, respite and residentials.
The Box Office Project provides peer support through offering a variety of social opportunities relating to Arts, Culture and Entertainment for adult carers and those that they care for who are over 21 years. Carers and cared for will be accompanied to each outing or event by trained volunteers.
Day trips to attractions across Scotland for families whose children have communication, sensory and other complex needs. Enabling them to relax and have fun in a safe, accessible environment where they will be supported by staff and peers to enjoy the activities on offer, and build friendships.
Glasgow Youth Work is a place for young people to have fun, make friends and meet others with epilepsy. Carers receive emotional and practical support, weekly respite and regular breathing space from their caring role.
There are also two-weekend residentials each year that everyone looks forward to.
Better Breaks funding supported a weekend trip to Inverness for our disabled youth dance company members, a three day daily dance residency during the October break and four one full day events performing and attending various festivals.
The project was a weekend residential trip at Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre in Argyll for families affected by childhood epilepsies.
Children and young people with epilepsy and their family carers had opportunities to try challenging activities, mainly outdoors, in a supportive setting.
Our Summer camp supported an all-inclusive multi-sport, pan disability residential sports camp.
The camp was four days long, very positive and intensive for participants and a great chance for carer respite, directly through time away at camp and long-term through increased participation.
A school holiday club that provides specialist support, play and learning opportunities to young people with a disability, whilst providing short respite time to parents/carers. Young people are encouraged to participate, have fun and engage with peers whilst achieving their individual outcomes.